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Media Advisory: Tomorrow: Ohio State President Gee to Visit Mansfield Bio-foam Company Commercializing University Technology

October 2, 2012

WOOSTER, Ohio -- Ohio State University President E. Gordon Gee and elected officials tomorrow (10/3) will tour a Mansfield company that manufactures an innovative source of renewable polyurethane foam, based on patented technology by the university’s Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC).

Bio100 Technologies makes biopolyol from crude glycerin, a waste product of biodiesel production, which is then converted into polyurethane foam for a wide array of products such as automobile seat cushions, home insulation and packaging material.

This public-private partnership is helping to create jobs in the green economy and helping to position Ohio as a national leader in the emergent bioproducts industry.

The tour will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 1237 West Fourth Street, Mansfield, Ohio. For more information, contact Mauricio Espinoza at 330-621-6541 or

OARDC is the research arm of Ohio State’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.


Mauricio Espinoza